Mapping DC history

Posted on November 12, 2008 under digital history

Check out this cool new historic mapping application.  DC Historic Tours uses open data from the District to map historic landmarks, structures, and districts, city heritage tours, African-American heritage sites and DC heritage trails, and where to get a pizza afterwards.  You can also create your own tour.  The application is part of the Apps for Democracy contest, which challenges developers to create useful apps from DC municipal data. (via)

2 Comments on “Mapping DC history”

  1. This is indeed a very cool thing — I’m just getting more and more curious about all this Google mapping and I’m wondering if you know anything else about this particular project — who I could contact to find out “how they did it”? — thanks, and thanks for passing along this great site.

    Terry

  2. Terry, our agency designed and developed the website. The code for this project will be made open source very soon. Just debugging a couple last things. Thanks,

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